• Notebook
  • Name
  • President
  • Words
  • Help
  • Age
Student #1 #1
Student #2 #2
Student #3 #3
Student #4 #4
Student #5 #5
  • The girl who wrote about the first African-American president of the United States is exactly to the left the 10-year-old girl.
  • The student who has the Red notebook was helped by her Sister.
  • The youngest girl is at one of the ends.
  • At the first position is the student who wrote about Ronald Reagan.
  • Layla is exactly to the right of the girl that was assisted by her Sister.
  • Alicia wrote the 350-word-essay.
  • The 10-year-old girl is next to the student who wrote about the 44th president of the United States.
  • The girl who has the Purple notebook is somewhere to the left of the girl who was helped by her Father.
  • The student who wrote the longest essay is somewhere between the student who wrote the 300-word-essay and the student who was assisted by her Sister, in that order.
  • At one of the ends girl that wrote about the president who led the nation through the American Civil War.
  • At the fourth position is the girl that was helped by her Mother.
  • Alicia is exactly to the right of the 11-year-old student.
  • The girl that has the Green notebook is somewhere between the girl that wrote the 300-word-essay and the oldest girl, in that order.
  • At one of the ends is the girl that wrote the 400-word-essay.
  • The student that has the Green notebook is somewhere to the left of the student who wrote about Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Gianna wrote the 450-word-essay.
  • The girl who has the Green notebook is somewhere between the girl that has the Blue notebook and the girl who wrote about Barack Obama, in that order.
  • The student that wrote the 450-word-essay is next to the girl who was helped by her Sister.
  • Madelyn is at the fifth position.
  • The girl who was assisted by her Grandfather is next to the girl who has the Red notebook.
  • The 12-year-old girl has the Black notebook.
  • The student that wrote about the president who served from 2009 to 2017 is exactly to the right of the student who wrote the 450-word-essay.

How to play

  • Start by reading all the clues;
  • Find all the "basic" clues and mark them. The most basic clue is the one that states that something is in a determined house/position. Example:
    • The German lives in house three.
  • Sometimes you are going to need to deduce some information using two or more clues;
  • All the clues must be used;
  • The game ends when all the clues are correctly checked and everything is filled.

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